I'm thinking about making the trek up to Brilyea this weekend and wondered if
someone could share with me directions as to where you the birds are being
seen. Specifically, Bryan Pfeiffer recently sent out directions mentioning
two possible locations for shorebirds at Brilyea. Quoting Bryan -
"From the Dead Creek Goose Viewing Area on Route 17, drive west for 0.6
mile to the Brilyea Access Road on the left (immediately past the bridge
over Dead Creek). Drive the road (not quite a mile or so) until you come to
a parking lot on the right and a bridge if you were to continue driving.
During a drawdown, shorebirds can hang out in the large dammed impoundment
there. But also consider walking southwest from this parking lot (through a
metal gate) about 1 mile along a grassy access road to what can be a
shorebird bonanza on the left. (Look carefully to see birds woven into the
Does it make sense to look for shorebirds at both of Bryan's locations?
Thanks for your help -
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